Thursday, December 09, 2010

Christmas Things I Love

I’m sure you’re quite confused right now.  You’re thinking that I seem more like the type of guy who would hate Christmas.  Well, I don’t.  I like Christmas.  I don’t love Christmas.  It’s not my favorite time of the year — that would be the beginning of football season — but I like it just fine.  In the spirit of the season, I thought I would share with you some of my favorite Christmas things.

Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
I love this song.  It’s fun and bouncy and Dee and I have fun singing along.  I’ll sing “Feliz Navidad” and she’ll respond with “Do-do-do-DO-Doooo.”  It’s awesome and hilarious.  Next time you see us we’ll do it for you.

Egg Nog
Put. It. In. Me.  I love me some egg nog and Christmas time is the only time you can get it.  I can’t get enough and I don’t even need to mix it with alcohol.  I’ll drink that shit straight for lunch.  Sometimes my lunch consists solely of egg nog in December.

The Holiday Train
The Holiday Train
If you’ve lived in Chicago you know what I’m talking about.  For the Holiday season the CTA dresses up a train with lights and other holiday decorations and they play Christmas music in the cars.  There’s even a flatbed car with a huge sleigh that Santa rides in.  Oh, and they pass out candy canes.  It’s pretty sweet.

A Christmas Together by John Denver and The Muppets
I love this whole album.  Every Christmas I break it out and listen to it.  My grandmother used to play this every Christmas when all the grandkids went to her house to unwrap gifts.  That’s why I love it.  Also, it’s awesome.  “Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat…”

Watching Ruthie unwrap her gifts
We usually get Ruthie something for Christmas and we wrap it up with some extra wrapping paper.  We toss it on the floor in front of her and watch her go to town.  It’s ridiculous how excited she gets and it’s just about the only time we encourage her to tear something to pieces.

Father Christmas by The Kinks
I know, there are three different music entries on this list.  I probably could have just written that I like Christmas music, but I don’t necessarily like all Christmas music.  These three entries are by far my favorite.  This one even lets me be a bit of a scrooge while still getting into the Christmas spirit.  You gotta love a Christmas song in which they threaten to beat up Santa.

Merry Christmas!



  1. I hate Egg Nog, but I love The Kinks! Nice list. I hope to hear you sing Feliz very soon.

  2. Dee and I would gladly sing Feliz Navidad for you, but only after you slug down a glass of nog.

  3. I just bought pumpkin flavored egg nog the other day. I would like to say I loved it but it was too much. Never mess with the original.

  4. Whoa. Pumpkin flavored egg nog is like two unrelated holidays crashing together.

  5. Love the John Denver with the Muppets, it is one of my favs. I used to listen it all the time as a kid and my father will gladly like to never hear it again.